Powerful Mental Techniques to Learn Skills — Faster
These are the mental methods allowing you to more quickly reach skill mastery. Each is worth learning separately. Together, reduce time wasted and money lost in the practice phase of the skill building process.
There are five mastery practices:
It Works. Mental rehearsal has long be a used in sports psychology.
It's The Only Way To Build Mental Skills. This is the case for motor skills and is likely to be true with pure mental skills such as listening.
It Reduces Practice Time. Mastery Practices take you from novice to mastery in less time — they function like catalysts.
It Compliments Physical Practice. The brain does not distinguish between mental and physical practice.
Separately, these are useful. Together, they're down right powerful.
You can't be world class unless you know — really know — how to use the mind to practice. It's as simple, and as complex, as that.
Most university degrees are way too much theory and not enough practice. Learning skills are better done with coaching outside the classroom.
General coaching skills are valuable. They can be even more valuable if one knows how to use the mastery practices.
You have to learn what the competition (other managers) don't know to stand out.
The best companies identify their high potentials. And one-way to get on that list is to keep learning. It makes you adaptable and more promotable.
Sure, in an 80-hour work week there is not much time available. But that doesn't mean one should give up on learning something new.